Respect

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"The queen arrives."
  • PG-13
  • 2021
  • 6.8  (85)
  • 61

The biographical film Respect traces the career of music legend Aretha Franklin. It is the directorial debut of Liesl Tommy. In 1952, 10-year-old Aretha Franklin lives with her Baptist pastor father, C. L. Franklin, as well her sisters Erma and Carolyn in Detroit, Michigan. The sudden death of her mother Barbara traumatizes Aretha and, as a result, she is unwilling to speak until her father forces her to sing at church after weeks of silence. Aretha, now a teenager and mother of two in 1959, meets Ted White, a local producer, at a party at her father's house. The two strike up a conversation before being interrupted by C. L., who warns Ted to stay away from his family. Later, C. L. surprises Aretha with tickets to New York for a meeting with Columbia Records executive John Hammond. After being offered a contract, Aretha begins to sing jazz records with Columbia, including "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive."

Respect
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Clip - 54 sec

The Origin Of 'Respect'
The Origin Of 'Respect'

Clip - 1 min 1 sec

Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin Performs 'Respect'
Jennifer Hudson As Aretha Franklin Performs 'Respect'

Clip - 1 min 1 sec

Saycon Sengbloh On Playing C.L. Franklin's Daughter
Saycon Sengbloh On Playing C.L. Franklin's Daughter

Behind the Scenes - 25 sec

Forest Whitaker On The Character He Plays C.L. Franklin
Forest Whitaker On The Character He Plays C.L. Franklin

Behind the Scenes - 42 sec

Marlon Wayans On The Character He Plays Ted White
Marlon Wayans On The Character He Plays Ted White

Behind the Scenes - 43 sec

Description
The biographical film Respect traces the career of music legend Aretha Franklin. It is the directorial debut of Liesl Tommy. In 1952, 10-year-old Aretha Franklin lives with her Baptist pastor father, C. L. Franklin, as well her sisters Erma and Carolyn in Detroit, Michigan. The sudden death of her mother Barbara traumatizes Aretha and, as a result, she is unwilling to speak until her father forces her to sing at church after weeks of silence.

Aretha, now a teenager and mother of two in 1959, meets Ted White, a local producer, at a party at her father's house. The two strike up a conversation before being interrupted by C. L., who warns Ted to stay away from his family. Later, C. L. surprises Aretha with tickets to New York for a meeting with Columbia Records executive John Hammond. After being offered a contract, Aretha begins to sing jazz records with Columbia, including "Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive."

Respect is a 2021 music movie. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 61.

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Respect is available to watch, stream, download and buy, rent on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV and Google Play. Some platforms allow you to rent Respect for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.

  • Release Date
    2021
  • MPAA Rating
    PG-13
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (85)
  • Metascore
    61